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Archive for September 2012

Searching for Stillness with Bioidentical Hormones

Posted by Cynthia Ryan

It was a beautiful July day for a boat ride in Newport, RI, until Jeanne Driscoll, age 46, stepped off the boat and the rocking didn’t stop. Jeanne had two similar experiences several years earlier, the first after an airplane flight and another after a week on a cruise ship. In those previous experiences Jeanne gradually felt better after a few weeks and her life returned to normal.

Doctors Biased Against Drug Company Research, Study Finds

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Physicians are less likely to trust even top-notch clinical research if it is funded by a pharmaceutical company, a new study suggests.

The researchers found that doctors downgraded their perception of research when told it was industry-funded, whether or not the studies were rigorously done or of high quality.  Read more...

Fall Prevention Awareness Week

Posted by Cynthia Ryan

September 22 – 28, 2012 - Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence. To recognize this critical issue, at the state level, SCR 77 (D-Lowenthal) was passed in 2008 declaring the first week of Fall each year as Fall Prevention Awareness Week. At the heart of this initiative is the message that falls are preventable.

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